Detective Logan’s electro-pop is full of surprises + live at Berlin on 09.19

Detective Logan’s stylish synth-pop glides along at an innocuous pace, begging for comparisons to be made about similar artists that could be found on DFA. But it’s through this play on pastiche retro sounds where “Cool People” begins to warp the upbeat dance motifs and the subtly dark undertones begin to creep through. Mechanical synths lock into place over a stomping rhythm that would most likely crush a dance floor as the hook shrilly proclaims “I can feel there’s something strange” and “lonely hearts don’t break,” in a tone that sounds like its crystallizing the words the moment they’re sung. You can catch Detective Logan premiere “Cool People” at Berlin on September 19 and stream the single’s video below. –Tucker Pennington